Here is the issue: I have numbers like this one - 10000.01.01.200 I just want the prime number 10000. How can I do that? I tried Ctrl+F and replace but is there a more efficient way? Thanks!

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2/10/2010 5:02:01 PM

=LEFT(A1,FIND(".",A1)-1) -- Gary''s Student - gsnu201001 "Data Analyst" wrote: > Here is the issue: I have numbers like this one - 10000.01.01.200 > > I just want the prime number 10000. How can I do that? I tried Ctrl+F and > replace but is there a more efficient way? > > Thanks!

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2/10/2010 5:05:01 PM

try this =LEFT(A1,FIND(".",A1,1)-1) -- Gary Keramidas Excel 2003 "Data Analyst" <DataAnalyst@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7162CA14-9130-4DAE-AA8E-847FCE9F1402@microsoft.com... > Here is the issue: I have numbers like this one - 10000.01.01.200 > > I just want the prime number 10000. How can I do that? I tried Ctrl+F and > replace but is there a more efficient way? > > Thanks!

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2/10/2010 5:06:17 PM

A thousand thanks:) "Gary''s Student" wrote: > =LEFT(A1,FIND(".",A1)-1) > -- > Gary''s Student - gsnu201001 > > > "Data Analyst" wrote: > > > Here is the issue: I have numbers like this one - 10000.01.01.200 > > > > I just want the prime number 10000. How can I do that? I tried Ctrl+F and > > replace but is there a more efficient way? > > > > Thanks!

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2/10/2010 5:09:01 PM

What if I have Prime Numbers in the column..how can I keep them as is with this formula? "Gary''s Student" wrote: > =LEFT(A1,FIND(".",A1)-1) > -- > Gary''s Student - gsnu201001 > > > "Data Analyst" wrote: > > > Here is the issue: I have numbers like this one - 10000.01.01.200 > > > > I just want the prime number 10000. How can I do that? I tried Ctrl+F and > > replace but is there a more efficient way? > > > > Thanks!

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2/10/2010 5:25:01 PM

I still have error.. "Gary Keramidas" wrote: > try this > > =LEFT(A1,FIND(".",A1,1)-1) > > -- > > > Gary Keramidas > Excel 2003 > > > "Data Analyst" <DataAnalyst@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message > news:7162CA14-9130-4DAE-AA8E-847FCE9F1402@microsoft.com... > > Here is the issue: I have numbers like this one - 10000.01.01.200 > > > > I just want the prime number 10000. How can I do that? I tried Ctrl+F and > > replace but is there a more efficient way? > > > > Thanks! > > . >

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2/10/2010 5:53:02 PM

>>=LEFT(A1,FIND(".",A1)-1) That formula resturns the number as TEXT. Try it like this to return the number as a NUMBER. =--LEFT(A1,FIND(".",A1&".")-1) -- Biff Microsoft Excel MVP "Data Analyst" <DataAnalyst@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:CB80BFB7-6BD5-4315-B964-8D9EB26538AF@microsoft.com... > What if I have Prime Numbers in the column..how can I keep them as is with > this formula? > > "Gary''s Student" wrote: > >> =LEFT(A1,FIND(".",A1)-1) >> -- >> Gary''s Student - gsnu201001 >> >> >> "Data Analyst" wrote: >> >> > Here is the issue: I have numbers like this one - 10000.01.01.200 >> > >> > I just want the prime number 10000. How can I do that? I tried Ctrl+F >> > and >> > replace but is there a more efficient way? >> > >> > Thanks!

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2/10/2010 5:59:52 PM

you can try this and add biffs idea if you want a number instead of text =IF(ISERROR(FIND(".",A2,1)),A2,LEFT(A2,FIND(".",A2,1)-1)) -- Gary Keramidas Excel 2003 "Data Analyst" <DataAnalyst@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:BBE73890-8D8B-42F8-B1D4-CDE87923874A@microsoft.com... >I still have error.. > > "Gary Keramidas" wrote: > >> try this >> >> =LEFT(A1,FIND(".",A1,1)-1) >> >> -- >> >> >> Gary Keramidas >> Excel 2003 >> >> >> "Data Analyst" <DataAnalyst@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message >> news:7162CA14-9130-4DAE-AA8E-847FCE9F1402@microsoft.com... >> > Here is the issue: I have numbers like this one - 10000.01.01.200 >> > >> > I just want the prime number 10000. How can I do that? I tried Ctrl+F >> > and >> > replace but is there a more efficient way? >> > >> > Thanks! >> >> . >>

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2/10/2010 6:04:23 PM

Improvement! >=--LEFT(A1,FIND(".",A1&".")-1) Don't need the -1 =--LEFT(A1,FIND(".",A1&".")) -- Biff Microsoft Excel MVP "T. Valko" <biffinpitt@comcast.net> wrote in message news:umInZrnqKHA.5936@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl... >>>=LEFT(A1,FIND(".",A1)-1) > > That formula resturns the number as TEXT. > > Try it like this to return the number as a NUMBER. > > =--LEFT(A1,FIND(".",A1&".")-1) > > -- > Biff > Microsoft Excel MVP > > > "Data Analyst" <DataAnalyst@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message > news:CB80BFB7-6BD5-4315-B964-8D9EB26538AF@microsoft.com... >> What if I have Prime Numbers in the column..how can I keep them as is >> with >> this formula? >> >> "Gary''s Student" wrote: >> >>> =LEFT(A1,FIND(".",A1)-1) >>> -- >>> Gary''s Student - gsnu201001 >>> >>> >>> "Data Analyst" wrote: >>> >>> > Here is the issue: I have numbers like this one - 10000.01.01.200 >>> > >>> > I just want the prime number 10000. How can I do that? I tried Ctrl+F >>> > and >>> > replace but is there a more efficient way? >>> > >>> > Thanks! > >

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2/10/2010 6:06:58 PM

That is not a number, it is text. I would use text to columns delimited by decimal point and choose to skip all but left column. Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP On Wed, 10 Feb 2010 09:02:01 -0800, Data Analyst <DataAnalyst@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote: >Here is the issue: I have numbers like this one - 10000.01.01.200 > >I just want the prime number 10000. How can I do that? I tried Ctrl+F and >replace but is there a more efficient way? > >Thanks!

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2/11/2010 12:10:24 AM

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